What to do with Leftover Medicines
Follow the links below to find options for leftover medication take-back locations in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy.
AWARxE lists police departments, sheriff’s offices, and pharmacies that provide take-back programs. AWARxE is a consumer protection program brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation. ® AWARErx.org is an online resource for information about medicine safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safe purchase of medications on the Internet.
Note: Residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.
By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find over 10 take-back locations at community pharmacies across Vermont. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.
This map-based site lists a number of take-back locations at law enforcement agencies across Vermont. Rx Drug Drop Box is a program launched by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), a nonprofit that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.